My emergency powder. My "I have to leave NOW because someone's having a baby!" powder. Also my "I don't have enough space in my bag for all my stash" powder. The one that makes people look at me and I'm like "Yes. I was born this beautiful". Little do they know. So! This is it. If I could right an epic poem about it, I would.
BLENDS WONDERFULLY AND GIVES GREAT MATTE FULL COVERAGE
I've got combination/dry skin and with most powders the matte effect doesn't keep well into the day, however with M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation I've found a product that exceeds my expectations. The shade matches my skin so very well and it is difficult to find, considering I've got extremely fair skin. Lasts very well, usually up to 6 or more hours. With primer I've found it to last up to 12 hours. Great product, I've been using it for three years now and it is worth the investment. (side note: works very well with M.A.C. prolongwear concealer.)
Not the best for oily skin
My usual full coverage foundation powder is the MakeupForever Duo Mat, but since it is summer and I ran out of my MUFE I decided to try something new. I have oily skin all over, so this powder is great by itself or on top of any liquid foundation. However a few hours later I do find myself needing to apply it again because my oily is already showing. I do like the finish very natural and not cake-y at all. I prefer my MUFE more though.
Most amazing thing that has ever touched my skin.
This powder saved my life..seriously. I was never happy with my makeup then one day I decided to go into the MAC store and try this out, and not only did I fall in love with this, but MAC products in general. I feel like this actually IMPROVED my skin. It has excellent coverage, theres barely any need for retouches during the day, even in the summer I would wear this all day and it would stay amazing. My skin is prone to breakouts and this hasn't made me breakout.
Its so creamy and soft and applies so easy. It takes me 2 minutes to cover my face. It covers evenly but doesn't cover up everything so the face still looks natural. Works best with a primer. I've used a brush and sponges to apply and both work equally well.
Added a glow that people still comment on
This was the best find for me when I was pregnant and even better after the newborn entered our lives and filled our days (and nights) with his joy. Great to cover up blotchy skin or sallowness from sleepless nights. Here I am two weeks after delivery. Can you tell he was only sleeping three hours at a stretch?
I think I like it!!!
Let me start off by saying I am a girl that just started wearing foundation. Mac Studio fix is a really great product. I like the fact that you have the ability to "layer" this powder. Also since I have combination skin it helps me to not look shiny towards the end of the day. Over-all a great pick.
Favorite Powder Foundation
I own this powder in two shades, NC15 and NC25 for my summer and winter shades. I've used it alone, as a setting powder, and for extra coverage over foundation. It works great for all of them. On top of a medium coverage foundation, I was able to completely get rid of my under eye darkness. I would say the powder alone creates a little more than a medium coverage itself. I love that it's easy to blend, isn't cakey, and has buildable coverage. I have dry skin which does get slightly flakey in winter. During the summer the powder goes on great over some good moisturizer or BB cream, but in winter setting it with spray helps my skin from looking less dry. With setting spray this powder lasts forever.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
This find is an absolute gem! Perfect for everyday light to medium coverage, or can be layered by itself or on top of a liquid foundation/concealer to achieve extremely high coverage. I toss it in my bag for on the go touch ups, light coverage for school, on top of a liquid foundation and concealer for stage makeup. Even if you find that it is too dark for you in winter, using a lighter liquid foundation, then lighting dusting it on your face works amazingly!
Longwearing, full coverage, reliable.
I wore this over a tinted moisturiser for my graduation; I was exceptionally tanned at that time due to the heavy sun exposure and none of my other powders were matching. I went to my David Jones and got this as an emergency buy. I found it came out beautiful in photos, lasted the whole afternoon in intense heat as well as the whole night at dinner. It's worth having on hand for special occasions or as a light setting powder for extra coverage.